Saturday, February 24, 2007

Winter Vacation

I won a over-night vacation package from the local tv station a couple weeks ago to a resort up north. So with Brendan being out of school last week for his winter vacation Brian took monday & tuesday off from work to have some fun. And fun we did. The place is near Boyne Mountain up in the north west side to the lower pen. (by the ring finger of the Michigan glove). It is a full out ski, golf, spa, waterpark resort. We drove up monday after breakfast and spent the day at the Avalanche Bay waterpark, it was hard to get photos in here b/c the water was warm (85') and the air was also warm so everytime we got the camera out it would get damp in a couple of minutes. But here is one that I got of Brendan.They had two slides in the kids area that Brendan got to down all by himself and two tube slides that he went down in our laps. He loved it. They also have a slide that you ride down on a mat head first, of course Brendan loved it too! We had him (and Maddie) in a lifevest on the rides & lazy river. Maddie liked the kid's area where it was zero depth entry with little jets shoting water up about 10".
We stayed the night at the Grand Lodge Hotel and went to the indoor/outdoor pool after breakfast. It was cool swimming outside while people are skiing down the mountain.
We also drove through Boyne City & Petoskey (both citys are on a lake shore). Then a stop at Brian's favorite sporting/camping store Jay's, of course the boys talked me into getting Brendan a real bow & arrow set since he likes the toy one that he got the Renessance Festival so much. A stop at Grandma & Grandpa's house for dinner then back home. We all had a lot of fun.

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